Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Hay scented Fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
    Dennstaedtia Fern Family
    Fronds are light green with a lacy, delicate texture. This is one of the more sun tolerant ferns, particularly if you give it more moisture. Spreads by underground rhizomes and can be very aggressive. It can out compete smaller plants and should not be used in small gardens. Use for naturalizing, erosion control, or at the base of shrubs and trees. Fronds turns yellow in the fall before dying back. Can be slow to emerge in the spring.
    Leaves: Light green, deciduous
    Space: 1-2’
    Soil: Average-Moist
    Habit: Colonial, rhizomatous
    Exposure: Part sun-Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Cover for small animals
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-8
    Native Status: NC Native, common in the Mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont, rare in the Coastal Plain
    Provenance: Tennessee ecotype, asexually propagated